Ok so, I have no idea how I didn’t notice this before, but I haven’t seen it mentioned on Tumblr either:
YOU GUYS. THERE IS A BIG RED HEART RIGHT BETWEEN JOHN AND SHERLOCK, ABOVE THE FIREPLACE. A GIGANTIC. HEART.
Like, ok, it’s entirey possible that that heart was just already there in the place where they filmed this, but at the very least it means the production team chose to keep it there. Now it’s not just every person in the show calling John and Sherlock a couple, but even the inanimate objects in the room with them are in on it.
Can’t spell subtext without butt sex
Everyone and everything ships it.
And, you know, they ARE sitting in one of the most romantic places in the whole entire place. Sherlock could have chosen a table or something. But no. They’re sitting in armchairs facing slightly towards each other, by a fireplace, WITH A HUGE RED HEART ABOVE.